Occupational Therapist & Owner
I grew up running through creeks, climbing trees, daydreaming on the back of my horse, and always being the first one to sit down during classroom spelling competitions. I watched my parents work hard and build their companies on a handshake and respectful relationships. Little did I realize that one day my childhood experiences would shape my future business practices.
I graduated from UCA with a degree in occupational therapy in 1996. My 25+ years experience in occupational therapy services began in-patient adult rehabilitation where I spent time on the orthopedic/neuro team as well as lead staff on the spinal cord injury team for 2 years. I have 22+ years of practice in pediatrics with advanced training and education in the following: Hippotherapy, Aquatic Therapy, Canine AssistedTherapy, NDT, Wilbarger Deep Pressure training, Sensory Integration, Feeding Challenges and Behavioral Development.
I am the founder and chair of i-LIVE to Work, Play and Dream, a non-profit organization created September 2021 to help support Arkansans with special abilities achieve their highest potential throughout their life span stages.
Together, with my husband Troy, we own two therapy centers and a medical supply company in North Little Rock-Arkansas Lymphedema & Therapy Providers, Hippos & Fish Specialized Pediatric Therapy services and Arkansas Compression Shop. Working in private practice with our amazing clients, families and co-workers has taught us many valuable lessons in compassion, trust and perseverance. I am so very grateful for each day God allows Hippos and Fish to continue serving our community to uphold our mission of accept, motivate, teach…change lives.
We have 2 amazing young adult children who are our biggest accomplishments and our truest joys and we can’t wait to see what mountains they move in their lives!
Currently, we live in Little Rock and enjoy traveling, finding new restaurants, and being outdoors!
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away.” -Maya Angelou